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With my PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) left untreated, I am not sure how to lose weight. I have been struggling with obesity ever since as I was a child.

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Answered by

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At April 12, 2022
Reviewed AtApril 16, 2022

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been taking birth control pills for a while to help with my hormonal imbalance. I have PCOS and it is impossible to lose weight with it. The birth control pills were treating it but gave me really high blood pressure and acne, so I stopped using it. With my PCOS being untreated, I am not sure how to lose weight, even though I have tried strict dieting and exercise in the past (ate 1200 calories a day and burned 300+) and only lost 8 pounds in a month and a half. I have been struggling with obesity since I was young and ever since I have been diagnosed with PCOS. Please help me out.

Answered by Dr. Sajeev Kumar


Welcome to iCliniq.com,

I understand your concern and feel sad to say that if you have hypertrophic deposion of fat, it is unlikely to slow down. I mean,if your body cells are large they cannot shrink, while dieting exercises and similar measures may reduce only extracellular fat deposion. You have to check your thyroid profile also, as hypothyroidism can also be a cause of obesity. Other medications claiming to reduce weight are not of much help. Please take care and do update me on the progress of your condition and clarify the doubts if any.


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Dr. Sajeev Kumar
Dr. Sajeev Kumar


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